New Jersey Irish Festivals and Events

Popular 2017 Irish festivals, Celebrations & Events

With a large Irish-American population, New Jersey is home to some of the nations largest Gaelic parades, festivals, events.

From Jersey City to the Jersey Shore, the summer features many Celtic festivals, Irish dances, bands, food, Celtic crafts, and of course some beer!

Note: This information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.

Stay tuned --- we will be updating this list as the event sponsors confirm this year's events.

March 2017 Irish Festivals & Events

Irish Night at Albert Music Hall
Saturday, March 25, 2017; Doors open @ 6pm, show begins @7:30pm,
Albert Music Hall
Waretown, NJ
This annual Irish celebration presents a variety of entertainment featuring the "Irish Greeter" with lucky "Gold Coins" (Chocolate) for All!; and live music featuring: The Devrin Academy "Step Dancers"! (Approx. 15 Dancers in "Irish" Costumes!) The "River Driver's "IRISH' Band" from Bristol, PA The "Church Street Revival" "Irish" Band and Martin Kavanaugh & The Hard Road Travelers "Irish" Band!

April 2017 Irish Festivals & Events

Feis at the Beach
April 8, 2017; Doors open at 9 a.m.; Irish dance competitions are 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m
Wildwood Convention Center
Wildwood, NJ
The competitions will include over 1,000 dancers of all ages and expertise. Feis will be choreographed to music and prizes will be awarded. A number of vendors will be displaying and selling many Irish products. FREE admission!

May 2017 Irish Festivals & Events

Central Jersey Irish Festival
Saturday, May 13, 2017; 10am to 6pm
Lake Topanemus Park
150 Robertsville Rd 
Robertsville Road
Freehold, NJ
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Central Jersey Irish Festival

$5 Admission,
Children under 12 Free
This family event features , Irish Craft Vendors, Step Dancers, Bag Pipes and Drums with Traditional Irish Music by Sean Hennessey and Amadaun, and Andrew Sharp and Mada, Formerly of Black 47.
For the Wee ones there will be Pony rides, face painting, sand art.
The festival is sponsored by: The Ancient Order of Hibernians Divisions of Freehold and Jackson & the American Highlander Kilts & Rinn Duin Brewery.

Spring Lake Irish Festival
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Spring Lake Business District (Third Avenue)
This family event features all things Irish! It's a day of food, songs, and shopping.

June 2017 Irish Festivals & Events

47th Annual Irish Festival
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Monmouth Park Racetrack
Oceanport Avenue
Oceanport NJ
(732) 222-5100
This Annual New Jersey Irish Festival features for live entertainment on two different stages, Pipe & Drum Band Competition, Catholic Mass, Food Vendors, Craft Vendors, Irish Step Dancing, Family Activities, 50/50 Raffle, Ceili & Step Dancing, a Human Horse Race, as well as a full day of live Thoroughbred racing!
Gates will open EARLY for Irish Fest: 10:00am. Catholic Mass will be held at 11:00am.

July 2017 Irish Festivals & Events

Jersey Shore Piping & Drum Classic
Saturday, July 8, 2017;, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
415 Washington Street
Toms River,  N.J.  08753
(Christ Episcopal Church)
Free Admission
This event sponsored by the Pipes and Drums of Barnegat Bay features Piping Solo Competitions, a Celtic Mass, Drum Solo Competitions, Band Competitions, open Piping Competition, and a blessing of the Bands

13th Annual Celtic Festival
July 15 & 16, 2017
Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Rt. 9 South
Cape May, NJ  
Cape May Celtic FestivalCome out and celebrate all things Celtic.
The Celtic festival features musical entertainment throughout the grounds, interactive demonstrations and a pub area with all-day live music. The Village's restored, historic buildings will also be open, with historical interpreters demonstrating the trades and crafts of the 1800s.


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